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How close can we get to the UCA bolt?

How close can the tire get to the upper control arm bolt without it being a problem? Mine is about 1/2" from the tire? Is this ok? I have been told not to cut the bolt as it can cause problem for removal later on.
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Re: How close can we get to the UCA bolt?

as long as there is clearance there you are fine, that bolt shouldn't be moving at all
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This is how lose it is for me. Might be less than 1/2". Can't the tire flex when turning and cornering?
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Re: How close can we get to the UCA bolt?

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This is how lose it is for me. Might be less than 1/2". Can't the tire flex when turning and cornering?
That is close. Also you are correct, the tire does flex and distort under cornering loads and your running bfg a/t's if im not mistaken. Those have a decent side wall construction but its not the most stiff side walls, deff not like the nittos I was running. I had a set of the same bfg on my old truck (LT285/75/R16). Your side walls will be stiffer then the ones I had but for a low profile they are soft.
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That is close. Also you are correct, the tire does flex and distort under cornering loads and your running bfg a/t's if im not mistaken. Those have a decent side wall construction but its not the most stiff side walls, deff not like the nittos I was running. I had a set of the same bfg on my old truck (LT285/75/R16). Your side walls will be stiffer then the ones I had but for a low profile they are soft.
No actually I am running Nitto terra grapplers.
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No actually I am running Nitto terra grapplers.
I stand corrected. Anyway tho, an a/t will have a softer sidewall and flex more under cornering.
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I stand corrected. Anyway tho, an a/t will have a softer sidewall and flex more under cornering.
Thats what I thought, so what should I do?
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Thats what I thought, so what should I do?
You could if you want, get maybe a 1/2inch wheel spacer. It will give you more clearance. How long have you been running them?
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You could if you want, get maybe a 1/2inch wheel spacer. It will give you more clearance. How long have you been running them?
I have been running them for about a month and a half now. Actually when I installed them we tried putting on a 1/4 inch spacer but the lug nuts would go in only about 1.5 turns rather than the normal 6 turns. I guess a hub adapter would be an option but that would be at least a 1.5" spacer which is really an overkill.
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I have been running them for about a month and a half now. Actually when I installed them we tried putting on a 1/4 inch spacer but the lug nuts would go in only about 1.5 turns rather than the normal 6 turns. I guess a hub adapter would be an option but that would be at least a 1.5" spacer which is really an overkill.
Have you noticed any rub on the sidewall? If not you may be fine on road. It may be an issue off road where the suspension travels more. But if it hasn't rubbed yet it probly wont
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Have you noticed any rub on the sidewall? If not you may be fine on road. It may be an issue off road where the suspension travels more. But if it hasn't rubbed yet it probly wont
Haven't noticed anything. However on freeway ramps the front wheel locks up and the jeep's traction control light comes on, not sure why.
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Haven't noticed anything. However on freeway ramps the front wheel locks up and the jeep's traction control light comes on, not sure why.
It sounds like an u related issue. Does it make noise as it rolls or is it sudden and then frees up
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